Puccini’s Madame Butterfly

The fun starts before the opera begins … Meet us by the fountain in the Norman Treigle Plaza in front of the Mahalia Jackson Theater. The bar opens and the music begins at 6:15 PM on Friday and at 1:15 PM on Sunday. … and continues after the final bow Following the performance, join fellow… Continue reading Puccini’s Madame Butterfly

Un bel di vedremo

Singing “Un bel di vedremo,” soprano Betsy Uschkrat portrays Cio-cio san, a Japanese woman promised to an American naval officer during the height of late 19th Century American colonialism and cultural exploitations. She sings about the beautiful reunion with her beloved Lieutenant Pinkerton, who, unbeknownst to her, has a girlfriend in every port of call.… Continue reading Un bel di vedremo

Balcony Ballads

A New Series from the New Orleans Opera Education Department! This new series, proves the old axiom that necessity is the mother of invention. Dr. William Mouat, Education Director created this and Behind the Scenes series, with you in mind. He refers to these videos as “teaser-trailers.” Each of the four operas the company is… Continue reading Balcony Ballads